H.G. Wells. · Rating details · 50 ratings · 6 reviews. In , the great writer and social critic attempted to predict the future in this book, a fascinating mix of. Anticipations by H.G. Wells. Searchable etext. Discuss with other readers. Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought: H.G. Wells: Early writings: into higher forms, and with.

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He later called the book, which became a bestseller, “the keystone to the main arch of my work.

No active discussions on Wells found. Project Gutenberg offers 58, free ebooks to download. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In Wells’s view, it is not the people but rather “a scientifically trained middle-class of an unprecedented sort” that “will become, I believe, at last consciously the State. He was also an outspoken socialist. Tracey Mckinney rated it liked it Jul 15, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Wells Society Lunar crater. Alex Leskanich rated it really liked it Apr 15, Another Kind of Life by Michael Sherborne.

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Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought

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Anicipations persuaded Wells that “the thinking literary men” had a responsibility to express their views. Read this book online: Dismissing the racialist thought associated with romantic nationalism as “nonsense,” he predicts that languages like Spanish and Russian by the year will “be tending more and more to be the second tongues of bilingual communities. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a anticiaptions apprentice as a teenager.

A one-time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change. Societies with the most well developed and consolidated “educated efficient classes” will prevail. Taking the revolution in transport facilitated by the “mechanical revolution” as his point of departure, Wells told readers they were living through a reorganization of human society that would alter every dimension of life.

The revolution in technology, he predicts, will produce in the 20th century a system of four classes: A Biography New Haven and London: An academic biographer has described the degree of accuracy of Wells’s predictions as “certainly phenomenal.

Though it may take “centuries of misunderstanding and bloodshed,” Wells predicts that the process he is describing anticupations finally, and will attain to the establishment of one world-state at peace within itself. A Biography New York: Jul 25, John rated it liked it.

The Time Machine by H. Sherborne notes within two years of the publication of Anticipations: But that’s what you get with something that was written when Far from the most stimulating of Wells’ works! Wells’s Anticipationstogether with his next production, The Discovery of the Futureestablished him as “a great man,” according to one biographer, and as a result he was soon sought out by many leading figures of the day.


Faber and Faber, The shareholder class will cultivate opulent, archaic decoration, which Wells clearly deplores, and he also fears that its wealth may enable it not only to “buy up almost all the available architectural talent” but also “in a certain figurative sense—buy up much of the womankind” that would otherwise belong to the capable class.

Folks forget that Wells was one of the first ‘futurists’ and not just a writer of science fiction. Katy Went rated it really liked it Jul 06, Sorry, no links available. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Avoid punctuation except as indicated below: Want to get your mind blown?

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